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HH-65 / MH-65 Dolphin

Mission Short range recovery (SRR) helicopter twin-engine
Replaced aging HH-52A fleet
Manufacturer Aerospatiale
ModelMH-65A MH-65C / D
Overall Length 38 ft. 44ft 5in
Rotor Diameter 39 ft. 39ft 2in
Overall Height 13 ft. 13ft 5in
Maximum Gross Weight 9,200 lbs 9,480 lbs
Empty Mission Weight 6,092 lbs
Fuel Capacity 291 gallons / 1,900 pounds
Powerplants Two
Lycoming LTS-101-750B-2
gas turbine engines
742 Shaft HP each
Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG
gas turbine engines
853 Shaft HP each
Maximum Range 300 nautical miles 290 nautical miles
Radius of Action 150 nautical miles
Maximum Speed 165 knots 175 knots
Cruising Speed 120 knots 148 knots
Max Endurance 3.5 hours
Service Ceiling (Hover)7,510 feet above sea level ~10,000 ft
Cargo Sling Capacity 2000 lbs
Rescue Hoist Capacity 600 lbs
Crew Number of Pilots: 2
Number Flight Crew: 2
2 pilots 1 flight mechanic 1 rescue swimmer
  • Single 7.62mm M240B/H machine gun
  • 7.62mm shoulder-fired precision weapon
  • .50-caliber shoulder-fired precision weapon

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